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Vendor of the Week – Providence Gully

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday lovely readers! Did you have a nice weekend? We have a bit of news coming up later today that I cannot wait to share!

It’s always a lovely morning when we can say a big wow to our vendors – the ones who keep the lights on and keep our creative juices flowing here at Polka Dot Bride!Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is fast becoming packed with great wedding vendors who are completely on board with the polka dot way of life – vendors that are soulful, personal and all about your personalities! Visit Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and see if the vendor that’s your match lies within it’s pages.

It’s no secret that Polka Dot Bride readers have a bit of an obsession with barns, so Victorian brides (or interstate brides wanting to marry at an amazing venue) this one is going to be right up your alley! This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Providence Gully.

Located in Victoria’s goldfields, Providence Gully is set amongst olive groves, vegetable gardens and apple orchards and provides an intimate setting for your wedding reception or pre wedding occasion. The on site barn has beautiful french doors and a terrace allows guests to mingle on the property or stay close to the action.

Couples can choose from the preferred suppliers of Providence Gully or can bring in their own caterers, florists and other vendors to make their day reflect their own personal style.

To learn a little more about Providence Gully we asked Clare five questions in five minutes!

Favourite drink

Has to be G&T of course!

Favourite weekend getaway

A girlfriend and I occasionally go to the city for a weekend of shopping, laughter and drinks.

Favourite restaurant

Whilst I enjoy going to restaurants, I love nothing more than sharing a good wine with friends and eating a home cooked meal made with produce fresh from my garden.

Favorite Sunday breaky

I’ve always been a fresh fruit and yoghurt gal, but I can be coerced into a big fat egg and bacon ‘ Sunday special’. Either way, always with a black coffee!

Favorite wedding story

Well, I can’t go past my own!
Let me preface this story by saying I have been happily married to my husband for 27 years now, but at the time I wasn’t so sure!

I was very content to do the small intimate garden wedding on a budget. My only request was that for our first night as a married couple, we find somewhere gorgeous to stay. The only place I did not want to stay was the local shonky motel.

We had a lovely day with family and friends and we merrily waved them off at the end of the day to head off to what I thought was a ritzy hotel. But guess what? Yes, my husband drove straight to the shonky motel where we were met by a beaming motel manager with champagne bottle in hand and a greasy smile.
As you can imagine at this stage I was trying to hold it all together, but I could feel the bridezilla in me trying to break out and let loose on my husband! How could he do this to me, we had only been married for a couple of hours! The manager kindly asked me to get into his car so he could drive us to our room around the back. As the car pulled around the corner I could see a sparkling silver helicopter waiting to whisk us away to the city where we were met by a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce to take us to our ritzy hotel!

And it doesn’t end there…every anniversary since he has surprised me with a weekend away, always trying to better the last!

Visit Providence Gully’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Providence Gully is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

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Snapshot Sunday – Red Lips

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Daniel K Cheung

Jasmin and Kerry’s Vintage Style Love Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Jasmin & Kerry

A sweet vintage style love shoot today! If you’re going to use props in your shoot with your loved one,  I’m a big fan of using things in shoots that mean something to you. If you’re travelers, maps & globes might hold a special place, or postcards from your trips. If you’re an active couple you might take your bikes out, if you’re foodies why not set up your shoot at home with a great bottle of wine while cooking?

Today’s couple are very much into vintage – that’s their thing and that’s what they love! Leisa, our photographer from White Fluffy Cloud Photography says “Kerry and Jasmin were high school sweethearts and have been inseparable since they were just 16. Kerry proposed atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge on a school excursion! They share a love of all things vintage and vegan and wanted a special shoot to capture their relationship and to use on their stationary that involved all of their favourite things.”

Photos by White Fluffy Cloud Photography

Yulia Brodskaya Paper Art

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


I have a love of beautiful paper and what I have for you today is nothing short of art! Yulia Brodskaya is a Russian born paper artist who creates the most stunning paper creations.

I remember growing up I had my own quilling tool and thought it was pretty fancy to curl a flower or a leaf – but these works by Yulia leave me, quite simply, for dead. The graduating colours, the perfect curves and incredible typography.

Yulia has a background in all kinds of paper art – she’s studied origami, textile painting and collage in the UK and eventually pulled together her loves (typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects) to create amazing projects for brands around the world- you might even recognise her work from a Myer campaign a few years ago.

Paper is one of the starting points for a wedding celebration and Yulia’s work gives such an inspiration jump off point for the ways you can incorporate it differently into your own wedding stationery.

Images by Yulia Brodskaya

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